Perpich Arts Education in Minnesota Schools Research Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$259,288
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Perpich Center for Arts Education
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2009
End Date
December 2011
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Research
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 8
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$259,288
Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Collect baseline data on the status of arts education statewide.
2. Analyze, report, and disseminate data on the status of arts education to stakeholders and the public.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 8
Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Collect baseline data on the status of arts education statewide.
2. Analyze, report, and disseminate data on the status of arts education to stakeholders and the public.

Project Overview

The Arts Education in Minnesota Schools Research Project is surveying all public and private schools to collect baseline data on the status of arts education statewide to serve as a resource for making data-driven decisions. A national research and evaluation company, Quadrant Arts Education Research, is conducting the study, comprised of three elements.

Element One: Arts Integration Survey

Focus groups of teachers and school administrators were convened as exploratory research into the practice of arts integration in order to properly define and therefore measure arts integration in the statewide study. Key findings fall under these categories: The components of successful arts integration; benefits of arts integration as an educational strategy; and common barriers to arts integration.

Element Two: Survey of Perpich Center Impact/Program Evaluation

This element evaluates the impact of Perpich Center professional development programs and partnerships on teachers, schools, and districts. A final report is forthcoming, and findings include:

  • Participants in Perpich Center professional development programs have an extremely high rate of satisfaction with the quality of programs.
  • An increased number of school districts request professional development assistance from the Perpich Center, and there exists a corresponding need for additional resources to meet this statewide demand.

Element Three: Minnesota Arts Education Survey

What is the status of arts education for every child in every school in Minnesota? To answer this question an online survey has been sent to more than 2,500 public and private schools. The aim is to produce baseline data about arts education access, equity and quantity, including information on:

  • Basic student and teacher data as well as data specific to each arts area
  • Policy
  • Implementation of the Minnesota Academic Arts Standards
  • Funding for arts education
  • Collaboration with artists and arts organizations for instruction
  • Arts integration

Data collection will be completed in Spring 2011. In-depth data analysis will be conducted through the remainder of 2011 and a final report will be published and available Spring 2012.

Project Manager
Salutation
Dr.
First Name
Pamela
Last Name
Paulson
Organization Name
Perpich Center for Arts Education
Street Address
6125 Olson Memorial Highway
City
Golden Valley
State
MN
Zip Code
55422
Phone
763-591-4708